Author Archives: Kat King

Ryan’s Corner November 2019

Ryan

Here it is, November and we’re soon to welcome a new decade! On Sept. 20th we received our first load of hazelnuts at the HGO plant in Donald. Being new to HGO and the Hazelnut industry, I heard the stories of the 2018 harvest being fast and furious by industry standards. The 2019 harvest has […]

New Products Hit Shelves

Oregon Orchard Hazelnut Products

We have kicked off our retail push to secure placement of our seasoned and raw/roasted packaged products out into the marketplace! “That’s the best packaging I have seen among several manufacturers presenting hazelnuts for our stores,” said the buyer at the Albertsons Companies, Portland region. Those were the first words of praise for our new […]

November 2019 Letter From CEO Sam Bugarsky

Sam Bugarsky Ceo

There’s been a lot of change at Wilco and HGO these past few years and I want to take this opportunity to reassure you that our business units are well-positioned for the future. First, with the recent and sudden leadership change, please know that our momentum will not slow down. We have an excellent leadership […]

Pumpkin-Hazelnut Cake With Maple Glaze

Hazelnut Pumpkin Recipe Blog

Adapted from a NY Times recipe by YOSSY AREFI by Chef Jessica Ritter Champion, Co-owner Wild Pear Restaurant & Catering and Ritter’s Housemade Foods. Pumpkin-Hazelnut Bundt Cake With Maple Brown-Butter Glaze TIME: 1 1/2 hours, plus allow time for cooling. Hazelnut-Mint Pesto: 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ¼ […]

October 2019 Letter From COO Greg Thorsgard

Dear Grower, I’ve been here six months now and boy, have I learned a lot about the hazelnut business!   Things are getting busier and we’re in the throes of harvest season.  We are excited to see what the approximately 180 farms we service will produce with it being a “biennial year” and orchards providing less […]

Adding Value to the Hazelnut Harvest

Jason-Costa-Interview

If you know anyone involved in the Oregon Hazelnut scene, you know the harvest is coming. Growers work year-round to ensure a healthy crop and abundant harvest, and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon is fully and uniquely prepared to add value to the lives of their growers. As a farmer-owned co-op, the job of Hazelnut Growers […]

Hazelnut Topped Crostini

Late summer is an excellent time to enjoy the fruits of your garden in new ways. This simple appetizer recipe uses fresh mint leaves and Indigo Rose Tomatoes from the garden with other ingredients. Ingredients: 1 – loaf artisan bread of your choice (Used here: 12 oz Rustic Italian Loaf – Simple Truth Organic – […]

Hazelnut-Mint Pesto

by Chef Jessica Ritter Champion, Co-owner Wild Pear Restaurant & Catering and Ritter’s Housemade Foods. It’s it Grilling Season and this recipe goes well with so many grilled meats and vegetables. Hazelnut-Mint Pesto: ¼ cup chopped, toasted hazelnuts, deskinned 1 ½ cups packed fresh mint leaves, rinsed and dried ½ cup fresh parsley, rinsed and […]